Check back often for seasonal tips about what's going on in our area, updates on local pest and disease outbreaks, weather impacts, and more.
One of the biggest mistakes we see when trees are planted is that the full-grown size of the tree is underestimated. If you have a smaller yard or want to plant a tree near a walkway, deck, house, overhead wires, or other structures, you’ll need to choose a tree that stays small. Here are our top recommendations for smaller trees that do well in northeast Ohio.Read More
There’s no cure for Dutch Elm Disease but there are some things a Certified Arborist can do to slow or prevent its spread. Learn how to keep your elm tree safe and healthy with these helpful tips.Read More
Given how cold winters can be in northeast Ohio, you’d think insect pests would be killed by the frigid temperatures. But while some insects (such as wasps, yellowjackets, and crickets) are decimated by the cold, many others manage to survive the deep freeze.
And when spring arrives, they’re ready to start breeding and eating your plants!
That’s why winter is a good time to inspect your trees, shrubs and landscape plants for evidence of overwintering insect pests. By identifying problems before the pests emerge in spring, you can prevent the situation from getting worse.Read More
We use the phrase “winter dormancy” a lot, especially when talking about why it’s good to prune trees during the winter (dormant pruning). But what does it really mean? And why is dormancy important?Read More
Each November, we head off to the world’s largest tree care tradeshow and conference, TCI EXPO. It’s three days of classes, product demonstrations and networking with fellow tree care professionals from across the country. Check out the photos of all the huge equipment!Read More
Is the top of your pine tree wilting, turning brown and/or dying? If so, the culprit is probably the White Pine Weevil. Learn how to identify white pine weevil damage and control the pests to prevent recurring damage.Read More
What would fall be without the autumnal change from green to brilliant shades of orange, gold, red, and purple? Colorful fall leaves are almost magical and especially nice when the prettiest trees are planted in your own yard. That’s why we created this list of the best landscape trees for fall color in our part of the country!
Our favorites are well-adapted, Northeast Ohio native trees sure to perform beautifully in our area. Any of these five beauties will add big color to your fall landscape.Read More
Many new trees are planted across Northeast Ohio during fall, which is wonderful! However, it’s important to remember that your newly planted trees will rely on you to help them grow and thrive.
Follow this checklist to keep all of your trees, both new and old, healthy during the fall season and into winter.Read More
A tiny pest is causing huge problems for hemlocks in northeast Ohio. If you have any hemlock trees on your property, the hemlock woolly adelgid (pronounced uh-DEL-jid) may already be destroying them. First discovered in Ohio in 2012, these minuscule pests may appear insignificant at first, but they can kill an entire tree in as little as a single season, or slowly kill it over many years.Read More
Things are constantly changing in Northeast Ohio - weather, pests, and tree diseases all affect your landscape. Stay on top of what's going on so you can keep your trees and yard safe, healthy and beautiful.